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LTsatch
09-17-2016, 11:41 PM
This is Captain Hayden's team to lead. I see Snively becoming the star of the team. Young defense and virtually untested goalies will be an issue, although I expect Spano to start the season. With nine newcomers the early season games may be ugly. Stevens and the Smith Brothers seem to be the brightest lights of the incoming class. Even with all of the transition I see Yale as a top 4 team in conference and most likely a bubble dwelling NCAA tourney team.

LTsatch
09-18-2016, 10:54 PM
A question was asked on the Yale hockey Facebook page about the Ivy League Digital Network concerning cost. The following is the the most economical way to watch your teams Ivy League ONLY games. Wait until October 29 the day of the first Yale regular season game and order the league 4 month pass for 49.95. This will get you all Yale home and away ( against Ivy opponents) games for the regular season which ends on Feb 25. It also gets you all other Ivy team home and away hockey games as well as football, basketball and whatever other sports you like. A pretty good value if you time it right. YMMV on the feed quality depending on rink facilities.

LTsatch
09-18-2016, 10:57 PM
Link to Yale Men's Hockey Facebook group, a good bunch of folks. https://www.facebook.com/groups/78312317064/

joecct
09-18-2016, 11:56 PM
A question was asked on the Yale hockey Facebook page about the Ivy League Digital Network concerning cost. The following is the the most economical way to watch your teams Ivy League ONLY games. Wait until October 29 the day of the first Yale regular season game and order the league 4 month pass for 49.95. This will get you all Yale home and away ( against Ivy opponents) games for the regular season which ends on Feb 25. It also gets you all other Ivy team home and away hockey games as well as football, basketball and whatever other sports you like. A pretty good value if you time it right. YMMV on the feed quality depending on rink facilities.

Road games @ Clarkson, St. Lawrence, and RPI are free to watch. RPI has outstanding video quality.

razorben
09-19-2016, 10:11 AM
I agree that Yale is top 4 in the ECAC (along w/QU, HVD, possibly Clarkson) and bubble for NCAA. I think Allain may have a little tryout with Spano and Kaczperski over the first few games--he might want to get K started earlier to develop more over the season with an eye toward future years. I'm sure some of that decision will rest on what he sees in practices (to which I will not, of course, have any visibility). The D has to develop quickly to make up for many graduations, and hopefully Repensky can come back strong after some injuries. And, I hope Gaus can get more time; I like his heavy shot and I think that would open up some opportunities in front of the net.

razorben
09-19-2016, 10:15 AM
And, any thoughts on top line? Snively, Hayden, and ?.

joecct
09-19-2016, 10:18 AM
I agree that Yale is top 4 in the ECAC (along w/QU, HVD, possibly Clarkson) and bubble for NCAA. I think Allain may have a little tryout with Spano and Kaczperski over the first few games--he might want to get K started earlier to develop more over the season with an eye toward future years. I'm sure some of that decision will rest on what he sees in practices (to which I will not, of course, have any visibility). The D has to develop quickly to make up for many graduations, and hopefully Repensky can come back strong after some injuries. And, I hope Gaus can get more time; I like his heavy shot and I think that would open up some opportunities in front of the net.

Don't ignore the Larries. If they can get some flow into their PP, they will challenge for the top spot.

razorben
09-19-2016, 10:21 AM
Don't ignore the Larries. If they can get some flow into their PP, they will challenge for the top spot.

Hayton in net helps them. Coaching change is an x factor.

LTsatch
09-19-2016, 07:11 PM
And, any thoughts on top line? Snively, Hayden, and ?.

Or maybe split them up to spread the wealth. I could see Allain putting the Smith Brothers with Hayden. Stevens is hopefully talented enough to lead his own line, it will be very interesting to see how it shakes out. Piotrowski is the guy who may be a wild card this year as well, he had some great games last year and is gaining a little polish to his game. Just saw a pic of Frank the Tank and he looked more like a Jeep from working out hard this summer, he hopefully gained some speed.

razorben
09-20-2016, 08:05 AM
Or maybe split them up to spread the wealth. I could see Allain putting the Smith Brothers with Hayden. Stevens is hopefully talented enough to lead his own line, it will be very interesting to see how it shakes out. Piotrowski is the guy who may be a wild card this year as well, he had some great games last year and is gaining a little polish to his game. Just saw a pic of Frank the Tank and he looked more like a Jeep from working out hard this summer, he hopefully gained some speed.

I thought about it. Hayden and Snively have chemistry, and Hitch might work well as a playmaker between them. The Smith brothers have chemistry--we will learn if they have game--so maybe keep them together, too.

And I want to see Frankie put up some big goals this year. I know he has it in him.

LTsatch
09-20-2016, 10:05 PM
I thought about it. Hayden and Snively have chemistry, and Hitch might work well as a playmaker between them. The Smith brothers have chemistry--we will learn if they have game--so maybe keep them together, too.

And I want to see Frankie put up some big goals this year. I know he has it in him.

Frank to me is a big game goal scorer, he seems to be clutch in those situations for whatever reason. I had kind of forgotten abouut Hitchcock due to his injuries, that line pairing you recommend would be killer. The teams problem may also be a wealth of wingers and not enough centermen.

razorben
09-21-2016, 10:30 AM
Maybe the approach is move Snively to center, with Hayden and Doherty. Hitch centers another line (Smiths?, or whomever). Can Izzy play center? Baiocco? I don't know.

It's all speculation, but I like it.

bulldog10jw
10-08-2016, 06:34 PM
http://www.yalebulldogs.com/sports/m-hockey/2016-17/releases/20161006vhvfca

ALLENTOWN, Pa. - Alex Lyon, the goalie who owns nearly every Yale statistical record for his position, was a hit with the Philadelphia Flyers in his first National Hockey League action this pre-season.

Lyon, who signed as an undrafted free agent after three years in New Haven, stopped 28 of 29 New Jersey Devils shots in his debut. The saves included a pair of breakaways by Beau Bennett. The 6-foot-1, 198-pound Lyon then combined with a teammate to blank the New York Islanders.

bulldog10jw
10-08-2016, 06:36 PM
http://www.yalebulldogs.com/sports/m-hockey/2016-17/releases/20161005n8kmxg

ST. LOUIS, Mo. - Kenny Agostino '14 has had a breakout pre-season as a member of the St. Louis Blues. He is among the team leaders with six points and a +4 rating over 62 minutes and five games this fall. The highest of the highlights from those five games was Agostino's two goals and three assists in a 7-5 win over Columbus late last month.

LTsatch
10-09-2016, 08:05 PM
A pick up for Yale 2019. Out of Shattuck St Mary and USNDT. McKade Webster. http://www.eliteprospects.com/player.php?player=285337

QUAlum2004
10-13-2016, 03:04 PM
Neutral Zone ‏@_Neutral_Zone 7m7 minutes ago
Neutral Zone Retweeted USA Hockey NTDP
4-star prospect Phil Kemp, tall, pro style D-man out of Brunswick/NTDP commits to Yale. Former Brown commit.

From one Ivy to another

LTsatch
10-13-2016, 03:31 PM
From one Ivy to another

Thanks, will look him up!

bulldog10jw
10-13-2016, 08:47 PM
http://www.yalebulldogs.com/sports/m-hockey/2016-17/releases/20161013fcig89

BOSTON, Mass. Rob O'Gara is living his dream, which began by making the Boston Bruins' roster for the start of the 2016-17 National Hockey League season.

LTsatch
10-14-2016, 02:33 AM
http://www.yalebulldogs.com/sports/m-hockey/2016-17/releases/20161013fcig89

BOSTON, Mass. Rob O'Gara is living his dream, which began by making the Boston Bruins' roster for the start of the 2016-17 National Hockey League season.

From reports, he played a solid 12 minutes, blocking three shots.

razorben
10-14-2016, 09:45 AM
From reports, he played a solid 12 minutes, blocking three shots.

He played well overall. D was generally solid. Had a nice check. Came in one one rush and took a good shot. His passing was tentative and he also had a puck stolen from him. But he played well enough to prove he belongs in the NHL.